Tag Archives: Holles Street

The minister has been informed of the issue and the Department of Health acknowledged the “distress” that the parents have experienced as a result of the events.

In a statement, Holles Street said it does not comment on individual cases. It confirmed that it has asked the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to review a recent case at the hospital.


The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain has told RTÉ News that it has not yet received a formal approach to undertake the review into the circumstances of a termination of pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.

The RCOG said in a statement: “Should an approach be forthcoming, this will be considered in the usual way.”


No formal approach to expert UK group over termination case (RTÉ)

External review over termination of pregnancy at NMH (RTE)

This afternoon.

Outside the National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street, Dublin 2.

The Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform is back.

Previously: Blanket Coverage

Via Darragh Doyle


Mark Sugrue writes:

The ICBR have been picketing Dublin maternity hospitals and each of them has a body worn camera filming the public. I’d like to raise awareness of the fact that, if they record you, you have the right to a copy of that video (and they have to manually blur out everyone else, which is expensive and takes them ages, meaning they have less time to picket). All the details you need to make a request are here.


Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and  Dr Rhona Mahony at the opening of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, February 2015

Not so fast.

A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority on the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in Dublin has found overcrowding and very poor hygiene. To wit:



READ: Report of inspections at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street

HIQA finds poor hygiene and overcrowding at Holles Street hospital (RTÉ)

NmhBannerNational Maternity Hospital, Holles Street

Today, we learn of a woman’s life being saved as a result of the Protection Of Life During Pregnancy Act law.

The Pro-Life movement tried to warn us but would we listen?

First abortion carried out under new legislation (Paul Cullen, Irish Times)

Holles Street to investigate breach of patient confidentiality (RTÉ)

Pic: nmh.ie

A sometimes fatal airborne mould has been discovered in the walls of the neonatal unit of Holles Street Hospital, Independent.ie has learned.

The mould, called aspergillus, was found during preparation building works for a new theatre development at the Dublin city centre hospital where 10,000 babies are born every year.

EXCLUSIVE: Dangerous mould found in national maternity hospital (Independent)